the good and the bad of the day
Well, I had to go to the bike shop today. I'd known for a while that my rear wheel was messed up, but it was manageable. But on Sunday's bike ride, two spokes broke and it got incredibly mis-aligned and was out of true. I had to ride the last ha... Read more
I just want to swim!
Today's bike ride was SO MUCH FUN! Well, aside from the part where a bee flew into my eye and stung me. Yeah, that wasn't really fun [although I found it extremely funny and couldn't stop laughing]. But everything else was. I'm so glad I went, a... Read more
Today is my half-birthday and it's such an amazing change from where I was six months ago in January. I was steadily gaining on the scale, depressed, spending every day in my bed. I was a shut-in and hated what I'd become but had no motivation t... Read more
Rough day at the gym
You know those days where you just can't get your body to cooperate? That was today for me. Maybe because I got less sleep/rest than usual today [I was up at 7:30 and out of bed by 9, whereas I usually sleep past 8 and laze about in bed until 10... Read more
What makes an athlete?
A friend of mine called me an athlete this morning. I was shocked. I don't consider myself an athlete at all, just maybe in the beginning stages of possibly becoming one. Especially since this friend regularly runs half marathons and is running ... Read more
if it's not broken, don't fix it.
I guess this was one of those weeks where you can do everything perfectly and it just doesn't show. I know these weeks happen. But it doesn't mean that I'm still not frustrated.
I was at the gym three times this week, and went for long bike... Read more
I feel invincible!
Today was just one of those absolutely amazing days at the gym. Whereas I had to push myself through Tuesday's workout, today was a breeze. I did my usual 35 minutes on the elliptical, still making my way up the resistance levels [today, level 7... Read more
today's bike ride
I honestly thought I wasn't going to get out for a bike ride today-- the forecast said thunderstorms all day, and it looked like that when I woke up. To my surprise, it suddenly cleared up around 11am and the sun came out, so I got ready for a r... Read more
July goals and [lack of] back pain
Short and simple.
1. bike 200 miles [I actually joined a goal on MapMyFitness to bike 100 miles by the 2oth, but I'm aiming for higher]
2. go to the gym 3 times a week, every week [unless my ankle's acting up]
3. accumulate 2,000 fitnes... Read more
taking credit where it's due
I've been stuck at the 25 pound mark for a couple weeks, and I've been frustrated about it. It's because my ankle's been acting up again and I haven't been able to exercise as much as I usually do. I spent about a week on bedrest, unable to do *... Read more
I joined a gym!
I woke up determined to join a gym today. This is something I'd been considering for months, spending hours comparing gym locations, prices, and amenities. The closest gym to me is the YMCA and I applied for financial assistance, since their mem... Read more
Now approaching Onederland. This is a one-way train.
Yesterday was my official weigh in and I knew I was close to hitting the 20 pound mark [and, as a result, being one pound away from being out of the 200's!]. So imagine my disappointment when I missed it... by TWO TENTHS of a pound! Wow, that's ... Read more
ankle update and tae bo
Well, it's been two weeks and Thursday saw my triumphant [ha!] return back to full exercise. I have to say, as frustrating as not being able to work out was [I even had a few self-sabotage days, but quickly reined them in], my ankle definitely b... Read more
no more exercise
It's been a hard decision but, as my ankle decides to keep bothering me at random, I've decided to rest it completely for the next two weeks. No 30 Day Shred, no Just Dance, and especially no running. Minimal walking and biking, just around my c... Read more
weigh in celebration!
down another 2.2 pounds this week! 205.8, woohoo! total weight loss: 15.2!
in another five pounds, that'll be 20 pounds lost [wow!]. another six pounds and i'll be back in onederland! and at 22 pounds, that'll be both my 10% [heart rate mon... Read more